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Methods of Treatment Survive Another 101 Challenge - Pernix Ireland Pain DAC v. Alvogen Malta Operations Ltd.
  • K&L Gates
  • USA
  • May 31 2018

On May 15, in Pernix Ireland Pain DAC v. Alvogen Malta Operations Ltd., the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware upheld two sets of


Article 3 (a) of Regulation (EC) 4692009 : What is the meaning of “protected by a basic patent”
  • CASALONGA
  • European Union, France
  • May 29 2018

By judgment of May 25th, 2018, the Paris Court of First Instance nullified the SPC on the combination of "tenofovir disoproxil and its salts, hydrates


USPTO Says Overlapping Range In Prior Art Insufficient to Invalidate Method of Treatment Patent
  • Dechert LLP
  • USA
  • April 13 2018

Pharmaceutical patents frequently claim treatment methods that utilize a range of amounts or concentrations for the active ingredient or excipients


Rituxan Patent Spared by Failure to Establish Product Label as “Printed Publication”
  • Marshall Gerstein & Borun LLP
  • USA
  • March 26 2018

A patent relating to a method of treating rheumatoid arthritis using rituximab recently survived its fourth IPR challenge. Celltrion, Inc. v. Biogen


ODP Dooms CIP
  • Marshall Gerstein & Borun LLP
  • USA
  • February 21 2018

In re Janssen Biotech, Inc., Appeal 2017-1257 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 23, 2018), is a cautionary tale concerning patents protecting a blockbuster drug


California Passes Two Drug Pricing Transparency Laws
  • Quarles & Brady LLP
  • USA
  • November 20 2017

Last month, California Governor Jerry Brown signed two new bills aimed at curtailing rising prescription drug costs, joining other states like


CMS Releases 2018 MACRA Final Rule
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • November 10 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Nov. 2, 2017, posted the CY 2018 Quality Payment Program (QPP) Final Rule. CMS finalized


Post-Grant Amendments from Method of Treatment to Swiss-Style - The Singapore Position
  • Mirandah Asia
  • Singapore
  • August 17 2017

In the landmark case of Warner-Lambert Company LLC v Novartis (Singapore) Pte Ltd 2017 SGCA 45, the Singapore Court of Appeal explored, inte


Patent Term Extension Considerations for BioPharma Patents
  • Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox PLLC
  • USA
  • August 15 2017

Time spent on securing marketing approval for regulated products, such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices and agrochemicals effectively shortens the


Considerations for Developing a Global Patent Term Extension Strategy
  • Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox PLLC
  • Global
  • August 15 2017

Many jurisdictions provide for the extension of the term of the patents that cover a regulated product. Patent term extension (PTE) is particularly